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Coronavirus in Kansas City: Tracking COVID-19 curve of cases, deaths

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We're tracking the curve of coronavirus cases and coronavirus-related deaths that have occurred in Missouri and Kansas.

The data shows the total number of COVID-19 cases along with the number of COVID-19 cases per day. In addition, it includes the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 complications along with the number of deaths from coronavirus occurring daily.

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The coronavirus case numbers and death toll are updated daily.

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What’s New: Week of Oct. 26, 2020

  • More than 8.6 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 225,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • The latest surge of COVID-19 infections has brought the seven-day average of new daily cases to heights not seen since the pandemic began. The seven-day average of new cases hit 68,767 on Sunday, topping the previous peak of 67,293 reported on July 22. The two highest single days of new cases were Friday and Saturday, with more than 83,000 new cases added each day.
  • The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic is driving up food insecurity across America. 54 million Americans are going hungry. Here is how you can get help if you are facing food insecurity today.

The White House and Centers for Disease Control and Protection released guidelines to slow the spread of coronavirus.

These social distancing guidelines like avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people and working from home whenever possible are an attempt to "flatten the curve."

Flattening the curve refers to the goal of slowing the growth of infections to a point that doesn't overwhelm local hospitals and health care providers.

Symptoms of COVID-19

The symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms of the coronavirus may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC said reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Emergency Signs of COVID-19

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately, the CDC said.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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